Desperate to trap Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote comes up with a strategic plan, meaning a plan designed to achieve a specific goal.

Strategic is a military word, relating to the careful plotting and planning necessary to win battles. But you don't need to be a general to think strategically. If you recruit your friends to talk you up to the girl you have a crush on, you're taking a strategic approach to romance.

Definitions of strategic

adj relating to or concerned with strategy

strategic weapon”
“the islands are of strategic importance”
strategic considerations”

adj highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

“a strategic chess move”
strategic withdrawal”
strategic bombing missions”
important, of import
of great significance or value

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